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Range Rover Evoque debut
2nd July, 2010
Named the Range Rover Evoque, this all-new model will join the Range Rover line-up in the northern summer of 2011. It will be the smallest, lightest and most fuel efficient Range Rover ever produced ..... more

New Mercedes-Benz Viano
2nd July, 2010
The new Mercedes-Benz Viano raises the benchmark for comfort, material quality and efficiency in large-capacity vehicles to a whole new level ..... more

Chevrolet Camaro heading to UK
2nd July, 2010
One car is set to provide a buzz at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this week-end, as Chevrolet announces that its Camaro will be launched in the UK ..... more

Ford #1 in Ireland
4th July, 2010
The Irish car market rebounded strongly in the first half of 2010, with sales up 45%, according to statistics from the Society for the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) ..... more

Another version of Audi's R8 is planned
4th July, 2010
Audi is adding another model to its R8 high-performance sports car line-up: Hot on the 'heels' of the R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro comes another model with a V8 engine. The 4.2 litre FSI produces 316 kW (430 hp). The engine is matched to the R tronic sequential manual gearbox; quattro permanent all-wheel drive is standard ..... more

The new Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
4th July, 2010
With a design perfected through an immaculate sense of style, highly exclusive appointments and cutting-edge technology, the extensively updated Mercedes-Benz CL-Class underscores its claim to supremacy as the summit of automotive refinement ..... more

SsangYong Korando C here by year-end
6th July, 2010
SsangYong plans to launch its all-new compact SUV, the Korando C in the 4th quarter this year and believes that it will spark a sales renaissance for the Korean marque. Like General Motors, the troubled brand is trying to put its past financial difficulties behind it ..... more

Bugatti Veyron Super Sport achieves landspeed world record for production cars
6th July, 2010
In the presence of the German Technical Inspection Agency (TÜV) and a representative of Guinness Book of Records the Super Sport achieved an average top speed of 431 km/h ..... more

Renault DeZir concept car
6th July, 2010
Renault's new concept car, DeZir, will be shown at this year's Paris Motor Show. DeZir stands out as an illustration of the brand's commitment to more emotional styling ..... more

Volvo's new V60 wagon
6th July, 2010
The typical sports wagon customer is an S60 buyer who would like some extra space and flexibility, but without the slightest compromise on sporty design and exciting driving properties ..... more

Updated BMW X5 released
11th July, 2010
This 'mid-life' update sees three new nameplates enter the X5 range, the X5 xDrive35i, the X5 xDrive40d and the range-topping X5 xDrive50i. All engine variants offer an increase in power over the models they replace as well as improvements in fuel economy ..... more

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-CELL
11th July, 2010
Boasting a power output of 392 kW and 880 Nm of torque, the technology vehicle from AMG is able to offer exceptional performance. The gullwing with electric drive is part of the company strategy entitled "AMG Performance 2015" which aims to continually reduce fuel consumption and emissions ..... more

Peugeot 3008 released
11th July, 2010
The Peugeot 3008 is a compact, spacious and responsible SUV. It represents a new and innovative offer, not only in the Peugeot range but also in today’s car market as a whole ..... more

Compelling value for Ford's 50th Anniversary Edition Falcons
12th July, 2010
Ford Australia has announced the pricing structure for its range of Falcon 50th Anniversary models, which are being produced to mark an extraordinary half century of success ..... more

Peugeot 508: first details
13th July, 2010
With the Peugeot 508, the marque reaffirms its presence and its ambitions in one of its traditional strong markets, the large touring car segment. Each model in the “40X” and “50X” series has left an indelible mark in its time. The 508 is a modern, next generation vehicle, perfectly attuned to the aspirations of customers who have moved with the times ..... more

Range Rover Evoque goes undercover
15th July, 2010
The all-new Range Rover Evoque has entered its final phase of testing, with hundreds of prototype models despatched around the globe for trial in the toughest climates and conditions ..... more

Suzuki Alto now even more frugal
15th July, 2010
The addition of new low-rolling resistance tyres sees the manual Alto’s combined fuel economy drop to 4.7 litres per 100 km, with CO2 emissions falling by almost 3 per cent to a very low 110 grammes per km ..... more

Record production for Rolls-Royce Cars
15th July, 2010
The company is currently building 15 cars a day, including Phantom and Ghost models, with over 300 cars built in June – both record numbers since the BMW-owned company launched in January 2003 ..... more

Hyundai i20 arriving next week
15th July, 2010
Designed at Hyundai’s European Design Studio at Russelsheim in Germany, the latest model in the i-series line-up offers comfort, economy and efficiency in a compact vehicle designed to get people going places ..... more

More power for Alfa Romeo MiTo
16th July, 2010
The Alfa Romeo Mito Quadrifoglio has arrived in Australia with a new 125 kW engine that debuts Alfa Romeo’s cutting edge MultiAir technology to deliver more performance, lower emissions and cut fuel consumption ..... more

Toyota Corolla Ascent 'Sport' special edition launched
16th July, 2010
Toyota has launched a new Corolla hatchback special edition with alloy wheels, new aerodynamic features and improved audio equipment and interior features compared with the Corolla Ascent on which it is based ..... more

New BMW X3 for 2011
19th July, 2010
The design of the new BMW X3 combines the typical BMW X 'character' with a dynamically stretched silhouette ..... more

Updated Smart Fortwo for 2011
19th July, 2010
The new Smart Fortwo will be launched throughout Europe in the northern autumn of 2010 with a fresh interior look, an upgraded exterior and engines that are even more environmentally friendly ..... more

Jaguar XF 3.0 V6 Petrol 75th anniversary edition
20th July, 2010
Continuing the celebration of Jaguar's 75th Anniversary, Jaguar Australia has announced the XF 3.0 V6, bringing XF ownership under $100,000 for the first time ..... more

Three million miles in a Volvo
20th July, 2010
With more than 2.8 million miles on his red Volvo sports car, Irv Gordon was celebrating his birthday on 15th July by affirming his goal of reaching three million miles before his 73rd birthday ..... more

Nissan release new X-TRAIL in Japan
21st July, 2010
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. earlier this month announced the release, in Japan, of the updated X-TRAIL and the addition of a 6-speed automatic transmission model to the Clean Diesel "X-TRAIL 20GT" ..... more

Volkswagen Caddy update
22nd July, 2010
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is introducing a new Caddy. The compact van with its rear sliding door system has been enhanced in several ways ..... more

Peugeot 3008 to pay tribute to Redex Trial
23rd July, 2010
To coincide with the launch of Peugeot’s 3008 in Australia and the marque’s 200 year anniversary, "The Peugeot 3008 Redex Tribute" will be a highly visible convoy as drivers in two new 3008s make their way around the country ..... more

Who's taking a Mitsubishi i-MiEV
23rd July, 2010
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) has announced "members" of the inaugural Mitsubishi i-MiEV Foundation Group - entities which have successfully applied to lease one of the company’s electric vehicles when the first shipment arrives in Australia late this month ..... more

Nissan Micra production concludes in UK
23rd July, 2010
It was on 10th August 1992 that the first Sunderland-built Nissan Micra rolled off the Nissan UK production line. Now, 18 years later, more than 2.3 million units and one model change later, Micra production in the UK has come to an end ..... more

Mitsubishi ASX arrives
26th July, 2010
Mitsubishi has announced the arrival of its all-new compact vehicle, the ASX, or Active Smart Crossover. Available in either two- or all-wheel drive configurations, the ASX is a milestone vehicle for Mitsubishi, introducing the company’s first-ever diesel engined passenger vehicle to the Australian market ..... more

Holden Statesman for US Police
27th July, 2010
General Motors has announced order and delivery dates, as well as final package specifications, for the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) ..... more

Audi A7 debuts
28th July, 2010
Stylish design, sporty 'character' and innovative technology: Audi is targeting a new market segment with the A7 Sportback. The large five-door model brings together the best of three worlds: the sporty elegance of a coupe, the comfort of a sedan and the practicality of a station wagon ..... more

Green light for Porsche 918 Spyder
29th July, 2010
“Production of the 918 Spyder in a limited series proves that we are taking the right approach with Porsche Intelligent Performance featuring the combination of supreme performance and efficient drivetrain concepts. We will develop the 918 Spyder in Weissach and assemble it in Zuffenhausen.” ..... more

Mercedes-Benz SLS arrives
29th July, 2010
Automotive fascination and high-tech at the highest level: the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is now making its Australian debut. This "Gullwing" model captivates with a purist design, intelligent lightweight construction and superior handling dynamics, and is bound to cause a sensation in the super sports car segment ..... more

Kia release Limited Edition Cerato sedan
29th July, 2010
The ‘Kia Cerato Limited’ boasts all the great features of the standard SLi Package, plus several unique enhancements including leather seats, electric sunroof, body kit and rear spoiler ..... more

New Audi A8 here in September
29th July, 2010
In Australia, Audi’s sporty 4.2-litre V8 FSI engine will lead the range at launch. Priced at $225,904 (MLP), this 445 Nm, 273 kW powerplant boasts an increased power and torque figure over previous generations and yet achieves a lower combined fuel consumption of 9.5 litres/100 km ..... more

Alfa Romeo at 60th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
30th July, 2010
Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo, which this year celebrates its Centenary, will be showcased as a featured marque at the 60th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, USA on Sunday 15th August, 2010 ..... more

Mercedes-Benz Joins The Army
30th July, 2010
The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is currently being put through its paces by the Australian Defence Force at a number of Defence sites, and is performing well ..... more

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